Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance has been approved by the US Federal Aviation Administration to service CFM International Leap engines.

The MRO group has been supporting the Leap-1A and -1B – which power Airbus A320neo-family and Boeing 737 Max aircraft, respectively – under approval by the European Aviation Safety Agency since 2017.

AFI KLM E&M says that its initial services for operators under FAA rules will cover on-wing/on-site maintenance, including engine build-up support, borescope inspections and switching out line replaceable units.

The maintenance specialist intends to provide a full range of MRO services for the Leap series at its overhaul shops in Paris and Amsterdam, where AFI KLM E&M supports CFM56 engines today.

TUI Group is among its clients for Leap services, AFI KLM E&M notes.